These media sources are highly biased toward liberal causes. They utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) , publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. These sources are highly untrustworthy.
- Overall, we rate Cop Block Left Biased based on strong left-libertarian positions regarding the police. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to using unknown sources and having a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2010, Cop Block is a grassroots Libertarian anti-police misconduct organization working to make police accountable for their actions. The organization’s members and volunteers attempt to draw attention to alleged or evident police abuses that happen across the United States and work to film police to force transparency and accountability within their ranks, as well as the complete abolishment of all law enforcement.
On October 11, 2018 Cop Block became 1 of 559 pages and 251 accounts purged by Facebook for allegedly engaging in spam and “coordinated inauthentic activity” by creating “sensational political content…to build an audience and drive traffic to their websites.”
Funded by / Ownership
Cop Block is a part of the Cop Block Network, which “consists of individuals who believe “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.” Revenue is derived through advertising and a store that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Cop Block generally publishes video and accompanying text that highlights police abuses such as this VIDEO: Concord, NH Police VS Parents at Playground. In general, this source is not very active since 2018, but are still upholding their mission of exposing police abuses on an infrequent basis.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Cop Block Left Biased based on strong left-libertarian positions regarding the police. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to using unknown sources and having a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2016) Updated (8/26/2020)